|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Tuesday, 23 June 2009 09:03|
Confederations Cup action Wednesday will have an un expected soccer betting matchup between the USA and Spain. Confederations Cup fans are not at all surprised by Spain’s entry into semi final soccer betting action but the Americans were not expected to be there.
Spain has a perfect Confederations Cup record of 3 wins out of 3 games played. They are the top team in Group A. They have been the second highest scoring team so far in this soccer betting event with 8 goals. Spain will be a heavy favorite against the soccer betting odds for this matchup with the United States.
The Americans have a Confederations Cup record of 1 win and 2 losses. They have scored only 4 goals in Confederations Cup action while allowing 6. The stunned everyone in Confederations Cup gambling with a 3-0 win over Egypt to make the semi finals. The result was as stunning as when Mine That Bird won the Kentucky Derby as the Americans were written off for dead in the Confederations Cup.
In their first Confederations Cup matchup against Italy the Americans were defeated 1-3. In their second matchup against Brazil the Americans were blown out 3-0. That set the stage for their matchup against Egypt which was a must win in order to continue on in Confederations Cup action. The Americans got goals from Charlie Davies, Michael Bradley, and Clint Dempsey while goaltender Brad Guzan got the shutout win. The Americans outshot Egypt 16-13. Landon Donovan leads the Americans with 1 goal and 1 assist. Guzan’s win in goal was his first appearance in this event. Tim Howard was in goal for the other 2 games.
Spain killed New Zealand in their opening game 5-0. They then escaped against Iraq with a 1-0 win. Their third game was an 2-0 win over South Africa. David Villa and Fernando Torres lead Spain with 3 goals apiece. Goaltender Pepe Reina got one of Spain’s 2 shutout wins while Iker Casillas got the other 2 shutout wins in goal.